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Music Industry/Recording Technology (B.S.)

Music production, business, and promotion at your fingertips, from working on a student record company to multi-track audio production technique.

With your knowledge of industry, culture, and the arts, take your musicianship and business savvy into a career as a music industry professional. Discover how to lay audio tracks, promote an album, understand royalties and copyrights, and develop as an artist. If you have ambitions of working on a record label, producing your own music, or promoting artists, our Bachelor of Science degree in Music, with studies in music industry & recording technology is ideal.

With expert faculty guiding you, we’ll prepare you for a wide array of opportunities in the music world; a world-class advisory board of noteworthy and legendary music professionals add a mentoring touch. How do we prepare you for your dream career? First, it’s by honing your skills as an outstanding, well-rounded musician. You’ll use your musicianship to enhance and complement your understanding of music production, business, and promotion. Internships, the student rock band, and the student record company enhance the experience.

Want to take the first, important step in a lifelong career in music? Audition to enroll in our music program! It’s a requirement for admission.

With music production, business, and promotion at your fingertips, the Music Industry/Recording Technology program prepares students for a rewarding career. Download a transcript of this video.
Music Industry and Recording Technology major, Anne Sturm '13, used her service learning experience to land a management position at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center. Download a transcript of this video.

Your future in Music Industry/Recording Technology

If you are considering a career in the music industry, you may not be aware of the variety of music professions available to you and the opportunities they present. You can go into a career creating sound effects, writing about music as a journalist, being a music director for a television program and so much more. Just take a look at possible career options:
  • Audio or Music Producer, Performing Musician
  • Live Sound Producer, Music Licensing Specialist
  • Talent Agent/Manager, Composer
  • Audio for Video Producer, Arranger
  • Radio Music Director, Audio Developer for Games
In Good Company, Erin Lippard and Kenneth Osowski
Faculty Recital: Erin Lippard, Mezzo-Soprano and Kenneth Osowski, piano
Sept. 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
In Good Company: A centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein and the camaraderie of composers who surrounded him.
PRISM Concert
PRISM Concert: A Division of Music Showcase
Oct. 6, 2018, 4 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
This concert will feature a variety of styles, including solo, small ensemble, and large ensemble performances from student and faculty performers in the Division of Music.
Port Ellis
Port Ellis and The Hawkshaws
Oct. 11, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Port Ellis delivers ambient dream pop tempered with contemporary indie-rock influence. The Hawkshaws are an indie/alternative rock group, stationed in Pennsylvania.
The Soldier's Tale
The York Chamber Players
Nov. 9, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Based on a Russian folk tale, l'Histoire du Soldat traces the Faustian parable of a soldier who trades the devil his violin for unlimited economic gain.
Worth of the Soul
Chorale and Wind Symphony
Nov. 11, 2018, 3 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Worth of the Soul: A Musical Tribute to American Indian Warriors and Veterans with Guest Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate.
Casualties of War
Casualties of War: Poetry and Music of the Great War
Nov. 12, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
Guest Artists Jeffrey Fahnestock, tenor, Scott Crowne, piano, and James Watson, speaker, present a collection of poetic reflections honoring the resolution of WWI.
Rock Band: Steve Miller Band
Rock Band: Music of the Steve Miller Band
Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
The York College Rock Band (YCRB) performs various classic rock and pop selections and pays tribute to the Steve Miller Band.
John Patitucci
The John Patitucci Trio
Nov. 18, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Waldner Performing Arts Center
Three-time Grammy Award winner, John Patitucci, has been at the forefront of the jazz world for over 30 years and is active in all styles of music. This event is made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Boustead Family Foundation.
Groove Ensemble
Groove Ensemble
Nov. 29, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Groove Ensemble is a percussion ensemble with a twist. Groove performs traditional music from around the world, including West Africa, South Africa, and Indonesia.
Jazz Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble
Dec. 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
DeMeester Recital Hall
The York College Jazz Ensemble performs a wide variety of music by the jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington.

The hub for central Pennsylvania and York College music scene York Music Group

This program allows students to learn through hands-on experience in the studio by showcasing and producing the best music in central Pennsylvania.

Contact Us
Music Industry/Recording Technology
Shawn Young, Ph.D. Coordinator, Music Industry Studies
Wolf Hall, Room 206D
Phone: 717.815.2083
Contact for appt.

Grace Muzzo, D.M.A.
Coordinator, Division of Music
Wolf Hall, Room 206C

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